National Diary of Events

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Oct 2019 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Fri 4 Oct to
Sun 6 Oct
NSW Hunter Valley Square Dance Society
HUNTER VALLEY WEEKEND 2019
Feature caller Brian Hotchkies
Rounds with Ed Coleman
Venue: West Wallsend High School, 2 Appletree Road, West Wallsend NSW

Hello Dancers,
Well the Hunter Valley Weekend is almost on us and I am hoping you can make it to this great event on the 4th to 6th October at West Wallsend High School. Many of you have already registered and we a looking to have a great attendance this year.
If you are still considering coming please don't hesitate to drop me an email or register as soon as you can. All registrations prior to 27th September will go in the draw for a full ticket refund. Tickets for the session or the weekend will also be available at the door.
By the way, this year the Sunday lunch is a catered lunch, so it is very important if you are coming for lunch to let us know by 27th September. The lunch is $15 but if you purchased a weekend ticket is already included in the ticket price. Please let other dancers in your club know that it is a catered lunch if they intend to come so they can register beforehand.
We certainly would look forward to seeing you at our event in October.
Regards
David Gilroy
Registration form (231KB PDF)
Accommodation list (55KB PDF)
David
ph: 0419 250 998

Vonda
ph: 0409 505 818
Sat 12 Oct SA Paddle Steamers Square Dance Group
11TH BIRTHDAY
2pm to 5pm, Lutheran Church, 21 Adelaide Rd, Victor Harbor SA
Theme: Bring your SMILES
Basket Tea
Members $7, Non-members $8
Penny
ph: 08 85523879

Ros
ph: 0423 580 570
Sat 12 Oct to
Sun 13 Oct
WA 2019 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE FESTIVAL
Join us 'Under the Sea'
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th OCTOBER 2019
Afternoons & Evenings Midland Town Hall
312 Great Eastern Highway Midland
100s Boards Raffles
WA Callers to entertain you
Banner Parade
FREE ADMISSION
Facebook
Sat 12 Oct to
Sun 13 Oct
VIC Essendon Square Dance Club
44TH BIRTHDAY
Featuring Graham Elliott (SA)
With Peter Humphries and Pat Saunder (Rounds)
Maribyrnong Community Centre, 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong Victoria 3032
$12 per session, $20 for Weekend
Ph: 03 9390 8308
Fri 18 Oct to
Sun 20 Oct
NSW WILMA FLANNERY MEMORIAL DANCE
Square & Round Dance Association of NSW & Northern NSW Square Dance Association
MIKE DAVEY (Squares) and Ed Coleman (Rounds)
New England Girls School (NEGS), Uralla Road, Armidale
FULL MAINSTREAM & PLUS
Weekend Ticket (Pre-paid by15th Sept) $40
Weekend Ticket (After 15th Sept) $45
Session tickets available - see registration form
No Supper. Continuous tea, coffee and biscuits
Visit our Website: www.nnswsda.com and www.sardansw.com
Registration form (190KB PDF)
Website of the Square and Round Dance Assn of NSW
Website
Sat 19 Oct SA WEDA HELAWI
Yorke Promenaders & Wild Frontier Square Dance Club
Port Parham Sports and Social Club, Port Parham Road, Port Parham SA 5501
Featuring Keith Lethbridge from Perth WA
Dinners starts 6pm
Dancing starts 7.30pm
$8 per person
Scotty
ph: 0419 864 748
Jeff
ph: 08 8263 5023
Sat 19 Oct QLD Queensland Round Dance Association
ROUND DANCE BALL - A BLACK TIE EVENT
7.30pm at the Logan City Square Dance Centre, 161a Magnesium Drive Crestmead
Admission $8 for QRDA members, $10 for non-members
Paula
ph: 07 55 463 493, 0418 186 897

Website
Fri 25 Oct to
Sun 27 Oct
VIC Eastern 8's Bairnsdale
6TH EASTERN 8'S RIVIERA ROUNDUP
Just a reminder to put the last Weekend in October in your diary for a great weekend of dancing
Featuring Brian Hotchkies
When: 25th, 26th & 27th October 2019
Where: Bouchier Hall, Bairnsdale Secondary College, Wallace Street, Bairnsdale Vic. 3875
Times & Costs:
Session 1-Fri. 25th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl. Supper) $14.00 / person
Session 2-Sat. 26th 2:30pm - Plus $10.00 / person
Session 3-Sat. 26th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl.Supper) $19.00 / person
Session 4-Sun. 27th 10:00am - Mainstream $12.00 / person
Lunch Sun. 27th 12:30 pm $25.00 / person
Weekend Package: $80.00 (includes all sessions and Sunday lunch.)
NOTE! Closing date for Registrations is 30th September 2019
Registation form (215KB PDF)
Colin Lamble
ph: 0427 903 733, 03 5156 0067

Max & Nancy Hodder
ph: 03 5156 1459
Sat 26 Oct to
Sun 27 Oct
QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
GUEST CALLER WEEKEND DANCE WITH NEV AND BEV MCLACHLAN
Rum City Band Hall, 89 Targo St.
Admission $5 per session
Raffles $1 per ticket
Saturday Afternoon: 2.00 - 4.00pm Plus and Learner Plus
Saturday Evening: 6.30 - 7.00pm Rounds, 7.00pm Mainstream
Sunday Morning: 9.30 - 11.30am New Learners
Sunday Afternoon: 1.00 - 3.00pm Rounds
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051
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Wed 30 Oct ACT ACT Square Dance Society
A FUN NIGHT WITH BRIAN HOTCHKIES
In conjunction with Kerr-Ly-Qs Square Dance Club
7.30pm - 9.30pm
St James Uniting Church, 40 Gillies St, Curtin ACT
Admission $10
Please bring a plate of supper to share
Helen
ph: 0414 489 171
Website
Nov 2019
Sat 2 Nov WA Wongan Hills Square Dance Club
43RD BIRTHDAY - IT'S ALL ABOUT HATS
Wongan Hills Civic Centre
Admission $10
Welcome Afternoon Tea from 2:30 pm
Dancing 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
BYO Barbecue (Meat & Salad) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dancing 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday Club Night 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The dance is held at the same time as the Reynoldson Reserve Wildflower Festival. Information on Reynoldson Reserve and the Wildflower Festival can be found at https://wongantourism.com.au/reynoldson-reserve/
Information on Reynoldson Reserve and the Wildflower Festival
Don
ph: 0428 721 025
Robert
ph: 0429 962 013
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Sat 2 Nov QLD Logan City Square Dancers
SATURDAY DANCE FEATURING ALAN EVANS
Logan City Square Dance Centre, 161a Magnesium Drive Crestmead
7.30pm Mainstream with some Plus
Supper, Raffle
$8 per person
Jane
ph: 0405 316 469

Website
Sat 16 Nov QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
FREE CHRISTMAS DANCE
6.30pm -7.00pm Rounds, 7.00pm Mainstream
Raffle
Proceeds will be donated to "Royal Flying Doctor Service" Bundaberg as our "Christmas Charity"
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051
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Sat 30 Nov NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
SARDA CHRISTMAS DANCE
Featuring Chris Froggatt
7pm at the Revesby Community Centre, Macarthur Avenue, Revesby
$10 members, $15 non-members
A plate of supper would be appreciated
David Todd
ph: 0411 888 515
Website
Dec 2019
Tue 31 Dec NSW BRIAN HOTCHKIES NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Tue 31 Dec NSW Saintly Devil Dancers
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY - ARMIDALE
Tue 31 Dec NSW NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Sutherland (South Sydney) - Callers: Brett Gill & David Todd
Ph: 0411 677 643
Feb 2020
Sat 29 Feb QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
DATE CLAIMER - 5TH SATURDAY SPECIAL
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
"Roman Night"
Starts at 7pm with Plus and Mainstream and Rounds throughout the night
Nev & Bev McLachlan
ph: 07 5445 1238, 0427 135 442, 0417 729 263

Website
Mar 2020
Fri 6 Mar to
Mon 9 Mar
VIC Victorian Square Dance Association
51ST VICTORIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
GETAWAY
Come to Lakes Entrance
Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance
Adult Dancer (Early Bird prior to 30th Nov, 2019) Member $50, Non-member $65
Adult Dancer (From 1st Dec, 2019) Member $60, Non-member $75
Session tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $15/day session and $25/evening session
For other ticket types and prices please refer to the registration form.

Expressions of Interest Victorian State Square Dance Convention 6-9th of March 2020.
(close 31st of May as we need indicative numbers in order to make bookings. Full costings will be worked out later and payments due in full by January 2020):
Lakes Entrance Victorian State Convention
Optional Bus to and from Melbourne $90 return/pp
Accommodation option A including cooked breakfast and a 2 course dinner $107.50/n/pp twin share or $143.50/n/pp single person not sharing
Accommodation option B $73.80/n/pp twin share (larger rooms available too) Food is available at location just still working out pricing.
Spaces are limited please email secretary@vsda.org.au if you are interested with the number of people ie single or twin or triple share and if you would like travel and/or food.

Registration Form (278KB PDF)
Lorraine
ph: 0411 484 973

Secretary

Website
Apr 2020
Mon 6 Apr to
Wed 8 Apr
NSW AUSTRALIAN ROUND DANCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020 + TWO DANCE PARTIES
The ARDA Management Committee invites you to attend the ARDA Conference 2020
6th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS ROUND DANCE PARTY 7 - 9 pm
7th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS ROUND DANCE PARTY 7 - 9 pm
*** The 'ROUND DANCE PARTIES' include a variety of rhythms, levels and Cuers ... for EVERYONE to enjoy ***
8th April - 9.00 to 12 pm with an afternoon 'mystery event' to wind up the ARDA Conference
Presenters: Paula & Warwick Armstrong, ARDA Education Officers Supported by Australian Leaders; International Guests & includes Skype sessions with ROUNDALAB personnel
ARDA Conferences are for any person interested in learning more about ROUND DANCING
Topics over the years include the most up to date information, learning Techniques, technical support and much more.
$95.00 pp, ARDA Members $65.00 pp incl. morning/afternoon tea/lunches; technical notes, and more ...
The ARDA Conference will once again be held prior to the ANSDC - the 61st ANSDC in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
Contact: arda.secretary@gmail.com
ARDA Secretary
Thu 9 Apr NSW SPECIAL PRE-CONVENTION DANCE WITH RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
The Australian Callers Federation invites you to a special pre-Convention dance with RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
7.30 to 10.30 Mainstream & Plus
Blackheath Community Centre, Great Western Hwy, Blackheath (13 mins from Convention venue)
Tickets $15 pre-booked or $20 at the door
This dance is open to all on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited due to the size of the hall.
This dance will be held the evening prior to the start of the 2020 National Square Dance Convention at Wentworth Falls over Easter weekend.
Our special guest caller for this dance is RANDY DOUGHERTY, a great caller and entertainer from the USA. Randy has been to Australia once before for a weekend at Figtree about 25 years ago.
The area encompassing the Blue Mountains is truly beautiful. Make sure that you have plenty of time to see what nature has created, as well as attending the Convention...it really is worthwhile.
As the Convention is over the Easter weekend, accommodation, while plentiful in the area, is usually fully booked out well before the long weekend. It would be advisable to check it out now...there are lots of neat places to stay within a 10 minute drive of the Convention venue.
Fri 10 Apr to
Tue 14 Apr
NSW 61ST AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
The 61st Australian National Square Dance Convention will be held in the majestic Blue Mountains, over the Easter weekend in 2020
The venue is Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls NSW
Early Bird Registrations Close on 29th June 2019
All Early Bird registrations will go into a draw for a chance to win two seats on a coach tour donated by Fantastic Aussie Tours to the value of $6580
Registration Form (993KB PDF)
Early Bird Registration Info (102KB PDF)
Convenors David & Rosalind Todd

Secretary Louise Anderson

Registrar

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Fri 24 Apr to
Sun 26 Apr
VIC 8TH AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR 2020
Peninsula Community Theatre Complex, Cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Mornington, Victoria
Your callers for the weekend:
Dave Preskitt (Germany)
James Reid (Australia)
Jaden Frigo (Australia)
Registration form (951KB PDF)
Jaden
ph: 0400 878 259

Website
May 2020
Sat 16 May to
Sun 17 May
QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
GOLDEN CELEBRATIONS - OUR 50TH BIRTHDAY
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
Saturday Afternoon 2pm - 5pm
Saturday Night 7pm - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 12 noon
BBQ Lunch 12 noon to 1.30pm provided free to all who RSVP
Sunday social and afternoon tea
Nev
ph: 0417 729 263, 07 5445 1238

Bev
ph: 0427 135 442
Website
Aug 2020
Sat 1 Aug QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
DATE CLAIMER - 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
We would love to see you here to help us celebrate. It would be great time for a TAWS reunion as this is where it all started on one of the early Anniversary celebrations
Nev & Bev McLachlan
ph: 07 5445 1238, 0427 135 442, 0417 729 263

Website
Jun 2021
Thu 24 Jun to
Mon 28 Jun
NT 62ND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
DARWIN 2021 - Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End
Marrara Stadium
Theme: Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End

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